Community Resources in Ottawa

Home and Community Care – Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integration Network): +1 (613) 745-5525 - finding a family doctor, care at home, care in the community, supported living, long-term care.

Health Links – Coordinating all the services and supports that a person with multiple health conditions requires. For more information, please call the Home and Community Care Patient Information and Referral Line and they will direct your call: 310-2222 (no area code required), call Toll free: +1 (800) 538-0520

City of Ottawa - Essential Health and Social Supports – The Essential Health and Social Supports program is available to people with a low income and limited assets. The program provides financial help for health-related items, such as prescription drugs, eyeglasses, dental care, diabetic supplies, incontinence supplies, bathroom aids, respiratory supplies, and mobility devices. 

You must apply for the program and provide financial information. To apply or get more information:
​​​​​​​Call 3-1-1, select your language of choice, press 4 for Social Services, then press 3 to apply

Living Healthy Champlain – Funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, Living Healthy Champlain provides a centralized program in the region to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions, and training for healthcare professionals supporting patients living with chronic conditions. Similar programs are provided throughout Ontario. Call Toll free: + 1 (877) 240-3941.

Elder Abuse Ontario – Information on elder abuse, including legislation and reporting.

Elder Abuse – Ottawa Police Service – The Elder Abuse Section also works in partnership with the Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit (VCU) who provide information, crisis counseling and resources to vulnerable persons and victims of elder abuse. Elder Abuse Information Line, call: +1 (613) 236-1222, ext. 2400.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee – The office of the Public Guardian and Trustee delivers a unique and diverse range of services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interest of certain private individuals and estates. Call: +1 (613) 241-1202 or +1 (800) 891-0506

Dementia Society - Ottawa and Renfrew County +1 (613) 523-4004. 

Lifestyle Enrichment for Senior Adults (LESA) – Lifestyle Enrichment for Senior Adults (LESA) is a substance abuse and problem gambling counselling service for seniors offered across the City of Ottawa. Support is provided for men and women aged 55 and older who are concerned about their alcohol or drug use or problem gambling. Services include community workshops; in-home visits; groups; outings; seniors’ problem gambling support line that is anonymous, confidential, and free. Call: +1 (613) 233-5430 or Toll free +1 (877) 795-8442.

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region – Peer Support and Support Programs. Call: +1 (613) 567-4278.

Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa – Maintains seniors in their home by managing psychiatric symptoms and challenging behaviours. Call: +1 (613) 562-9777.

Bruyère Memory Program – Diagnosis and treatment for patients with memory problems. Call: +1 (613) 562-6322.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Council on Aging – Community voice for Ottawa’s seniors - identifies and addresses issues that affect seniors in our community - advocacy, education, research, and planning.  Call: +1 (613) 789-3577, ext. 101.

Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario – Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, driving and staying safe. Call: Toll-free: +1 (888) 910-1999